A high quality raspberry, Amira has good taste and sweetness and can last 3 to 4 days longer in storage than other types without losing its juice. In modified atmosphere storage, Amira can last for two or three weeks with only a slight change in colour.
Amira is ready for harvest about a week before Tulameen.
Origin: Berry Plant, a company based in Italy, began cross-breeding Polka and Tulameen raspberries in 2000. After two generations of cross-breeding, it had the Amira variety. Amira has now been released as a licensed variety.
Grown in: Chile, Spain, Italy
Availability: In the Southern Hemisphere, Amira is harvested in January / February. Spanish Amira is available from late April.
May: from Spain